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The Alma Inn and Dining Rooms

25 Kings Head Street, Harwich CO12 3EE, England
+44 1255 318681
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Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
25 Kings Head Street, Harwich CO12 3EE, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What an amazing find!! Tucked off a back street. Great beer, great atmosphere and the best lobster I've had in a long time. A must for any trip to Harwich.

Thank Andy J
Helen E, Manager at The Alma Inn and Dining Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for the review Andy J, we're blessed with some of the best lobsters in the world right on our doorstep - glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again soon. Helen

Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellen: Historic Inn with bags of character and nice staff, excellent beer and brilliant food. What more to want Thank You

Thank johnj7
Helen E, Manager at The Alma Inn and Dining Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review johnj7, sounds like you had a great time! Hope to see you again soon Helen

Reviewed 1 week ago

Gets very busy,great food, friendly staff great atmosphere beer garden if you wish to eat outside great home cooking food

Thank jonesy085
Helen E, Manager at The Alma Inn and Dining Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a reveiw jonesy085, glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very busy on Saturday night , as it is a good pub. Good choice on menu. Good selection of seafood especially. Nice atmosphere.More

Thank Lance R
Helen E, Manager at The Alma Inn and Dining Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review Lance R, glad you enjoyed your visit. It does get busy on Saturdays (and most days to be honest) so it's worth giving us a quick call to book a table - our number is 01255318681. See you again soon...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had briefly stopped by at The Alma for a drink some months ago on one of my very infrequent visits to Harwich and had been so impressed that I decided to return for lunch. My memory had not let me down as all that...More

Thank Ian G
Helen E, Manager at The Alma Inn and Dining Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review Ian G, Glad we lived up to your memories! Sorry we couldn't scratch your itch for dressed crab, you'll be pleased to know that the fishermen have been out and they are back on the menu again. Hope to see...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a slightly quirky pub in old Harwich. You could easily walk past its unpretentious facade, but you would be missing a gem. The food was excellent with a great variety of locally sought foods. Fresh fish and shellfish, as you'd expect - the...More

Thank katekincaid
Helen E, Manager at The Alma Inn and Dining Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review katekincaid, We look forward to your next visit and we can explore some more of the gin selection! Helen

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here for work last week and it was perfect. Excellent food, amazingly friendly staff, comfy bed, posh bathroom and the English breakfast was well lush. The whole place has a lot of character - very quirky rooms, in the best possible way. The...More

Thank Miranda D
Helen E, Manager at The Alma Inn and Dining Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review Miranda D, it sounds like you had a great stay. We are open until 11 Sunday - Thursday and 12 on Friday and Saturday, a little noise is possible if not to be expected staying above a busy pub but the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great atmosphere, good food, lots of good ales and cider to choose from as well a good selection of wines at reasonable prices. The oysters are so fresh and sweet and the skate wings are also worth a try it's one of my favourite dishes...More

Thank kathrynchamberlain57
Helen E, Manager at The Alma Inn and Dining Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review kathrynchamberlain57, it was great to see you both again. Looking forward to your next visit. Helen

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can order Raclette in Harwich at the Alma pub - who knew!! What a pleasant surprise Harwich has been and the Alma in particular. I have visited the Alma with family for lunch and with my husband in the evening; both times I was...More

Thank Kimlanew
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This a pub to go to. Let's begin with the service; it's excellent. The beer: again, perfectly kept. Which leads me o the food. It's beyond description. Yet again I had the lobster, which you chose by weight. Steaks the same. Yes, the pub is...More

Thank Jeremy-of-Hoxne
Helen E, Manager at The Alma Inn and Dining Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review Jeremy-of-Hoxne, it sounds like you have been caught by the magic of old Harwich. Don't tell everybody they'll all want to come -ooops! Hope to see you again soon. Helen

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Peter W
4 July 2016|
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Response from Helen E | Property representative |
A copy of the menu is available on our website but I can't include a link here, sorry. Google should be able to direct you to us search for almaharwich
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Get on the local trai n at the port 10 mins or less to Harwich Town £1.40 end of the line. Get off the train turn left head to the far exit, walk to Harwich Harbour 2 mins, theres a monument on the quayside, in front of you... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$51
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Kings Head Street, Harwich CO12 3EE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Harwich
  • Phone Number: +44 1255 318681
  • E-mail
Description
The Alma Inn and Dining Rooms has been at the centre of Harwich life since the 1850s serving ale to the citizens, sailors, soldiers and farmers of the wind that passed through.We offer food seven days a week. Go to our 'Whats On' page to take advantage of our food offers. Ideally located within moments of the quay or a five minute walk from Harwich town station.
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